There was some debate in our house about what to name this cookie recipe. It’s definitely chocolatey and could easily be called a double chocolate chip cookie, owing to the fact that it contains cocoa powder and chocolate chips. If you look closely, however, you will notice that the outside is firm with “cracks” that allow the chocolate chips to ooze out…much like a molten lava chocolate cake. In the end, we decided that molten lava was the best way to describe this decadent cookie. I’ve captured the cookie making process below, performed entirely by my two girls, including their very informative commentary.
I’ve also included resources used to make this recipe free from egg, soy and dairy.
This is the GIANT version of the cookie!
The first step is to cream the butter and the sugars. It’s best to allow the butter to come to room temperature first. However, if you absolutely can’t wait, then soften the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds.
We used Fleischmann’s Unsalted instead of butter.
The girls used beaters to get the process started and then finished with a spoon to get a nice, creamy texture.
Make me an egg! Since we have a food allergy in the house, we make an egg replacer with one teaspoon baking powder mixed with 1 Tablespoon water and 1 Tablespoon vinegar. There are many options out there and this recipe would work well with almost any version.
Add the egg n’villa. That’s a combination of egg and vanilla, according to the lingo used by my girls in the kitchen. Mix well.
Now add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and use a mixer (and a spoon) to combine.
Fold in the chocolate chips. It never hurts to add in a little extra. Also, be sure to taste the batter!
We use Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
The girls used a 1 Tablespoon scoop for this batch which resulted in smallish cookie (about 1 1/2 inches) that was a little rocky on the outside. If you roll the cookie dough into a smooth ball and then press in down slightly, it will look like the surface of the giant cookie. Honestly, every size is irresistible.
Love the plates…compliments of a sweet auntie who shares a love of chocolate.
Now that’s a chocolate cookie!